Since 2013, Brandon Roberts has served as one of Dairy Council of California’s Mobile Dairy Classroom instructors. In this role, he is able to combine his love of agriculture and education by teaching children, families
and communities in California about where food comes from, how to eat healthfully and the value of nutrient-dense foods like milk and dairy as part of daily eating patterns.
Prior to joining Dairy Council of California, Brandon was a full-time classroom educator, teaching elementary and middle school students. While he loved teaching in a traditional classroom setting, he also wanted to bring his rich agricultural heritage to life and teach students important life skills that are not always taught in the classroom. As a Mobile Dairy Classroom instructor, he is able to do both—teach children about ag literacy and healthy eating patterns and inspire them to make better eating decisions for lifelong health.
Brandon grew up in Minnesota where he raised cattle on his family’s farm. His agricultural background shapes his experiences and he is proud to be able to share his love and passion for agriculture, the food supply and the importance of consuming wholesome, minimally processed foods like milk and dairy with children, their families and communities throughout California on a daily basis. His love for the important work he does drives his longstanding commitment to fostering community health through healthy eating habits by providing engaging, hands-on experiences to students of all ages.
Brandon earned a B.S. in Business and Economics from Colorado College and teaching credentials from California State University, Monterey Bay.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. –Benjamin Franklin
For over 25 years, Rhoads has served as Dairy Council of California’s office coordinator and database technician.